Average Bench: 70.2% (325th of 1323)

more Based on 228,506 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 1FABFBFF000306C3, 00004E414C206472, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000306C3 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz

The Intel Core i5-4460 is a slightly upgraded version of Intel's 2013 Haswell i5-4440. Comparing the i5-4460 and i5-4440 shows that the only change is an increase in both base and turbo frequencies from 3.4 to 3.5 GHz. In terms of effective speed the 4460 is exactly on a par with the average of the top ten user rated CPUs, not a bad result for an i5. Thanks to its four cores the 4460 is can easily deal with the vast majority of desktop computing (email, web browsing, word processing etc.). In fact this model is probably overpowered for the majority of users. Most users wont require the multi-core capabilities that the 4460 offers and will do better to choose a lower powered and cheaper CPU. [Jun '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 56%Average: 70.2% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4460 averaged 29.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 83.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 90.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4460 is 22.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4460 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 336Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 333Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 228,506 samples)
Min Avg Max
70 Memory 83.8 93.1
70.6 1-Core 90.1 98.4
132 2-Core 177 193
70% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
198 4-Core 327 370
235 8-Core 333 370
45% 330 Pts
Min Avg Max
247 64-Core 336 371
22.5% 336 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 97
2-Core 192
74% 125 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 366
50% 364 Pts
64-Core 364
24% 364 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 94.1
2-Core 185
72% 121 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 345
48% 349 Pts
64-Core 346
23% 346 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.7
1-Core 82.4
2-Core 146
62% 102 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 332
44% 327 Pts
64-Core 328
22% 328 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 76.4
2-Core 173
64% 109 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 294
42% 302 Pts
64-Core 327
22% 327 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.1
1-Core 86.9
2-Core 180
67% 114 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 341
44% 326 Pts
64-Core 345
23% 345 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,390,626 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $194 @ launch in May '14
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Typical Core i5-4460 Builds (Compare 5,495 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell Inspiron 3847

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $219

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4460 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor Numberi5-4460
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$182.00 - $187.00
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP84 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013D

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.1 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express RevisionUp to 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Haswell refreshed...

Added 7 years ago.

Poor

19 days ago.

Did a fantastic job with gaming until this day.


Good

4 months ago.

used it on my gaming PC for years and its still working well


Good

15 days ago.

i5 4460 top , i have this processor with gtx 960 2 gb.all games have enough performance


Average

11 months ago.

Good for an econ build. Will not hit max settings in most games but if you don't have the budget it's solid.


Liked

3 months ago.

Comment 

For the price, it offers perfect performance. I can play Watch Dogs on Ultra settings and all to max at full HD.—Nov '14


Poor

3 months ago.

Actually it is pretty good processor. I can play some cpu intensive game comfortably, and of course low cost. But the low clock will be major disadvantages. when you running unoptimized app that using mostly 2 cores.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Great, used one for almost 8 years, run 95% of the games with easy(it freezes in heavy ones like Warzone and BFV). Initially paired it with a 760 and now with a 1060, it bottlenecks a little but does the job.


Excellent

5 days ago.

4 cores 2 cores and i3 have more ghz but haswell is better for oc(I do some research)


Excellent

16 months ago.

A pretty good price-performance CPU here in México, is not the fastest but at least done very well 60 fps on 1080p on a lot of tittles with a good GPU paired with it


Good

1 day ago.

Plays all 2018/2019 modern AAA titles at 60fps+ on 1080p with a 1070GTX, however, it does bottleneck the GPU, costing you 10 - 20% performance but that doesn't really matter when you have 60+ fps. If you are still using one, don't worry about upgrading right now.


Good

2 months ago.

This is a cheap and fast CPU. I picked up three of them with motherboards, SSD, case, PS, and 16GB of RAM each for less than $1000.00. I use them for laboratories and they eat through virtualized workloads. It's a nice enough chip for playing with bigger things, like HortonWorks, Docker, etc.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Can't even play csgo 144+ with it


Poor

27 days ago.

runs pubg so well it looks like csgo


Above average

7 years ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

I have this processor since 2017 and still works fine with some videogames despite of the GPU lack. But, I'm pretty sure that it should work much better with a dedicated graphic.


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Poor

4 years ago.

it low for 4k


Good

5 years ago.

Been using this CPU for a year and I have a Stock intel cooler on it. Hottest it has gotten under full load with photo rendering and Video Rendering is 65c (149f) after 3 hour on 100% load with my room at 75f. I also game and i play csgo to mmo's to single player rpgs. I have had 0 problem with the CPU and having trouble replacing it because i got it so cheap and it performs so well. I love this little guy. may he rest in peace when i kill it or retire it to my NAS computer.


Good

5 months ago.

Nice, not gonna be as good as my i7-4790 but it's a good chip


Excellent

2 months ago.

I've been using this cpu for more than 6 years and it just doesn't disappoint me. Used it in my gaming pc for 5 years and recently repurposed in my budget home server. Been running a Minecraft server and a ftp server and it does its job flawlessly. Also been using stock cooler ever since it was purchased, very sufficient cooling even in the summer as it doesn't dissipate much power.


Excellent

4 years ago.

lasted me years since 2015 and every gpu i pair does not bottleneck ,and for the encoding performance it should depend on the program and the format


Average

3 years ago.

Good if you don't want to overclock and can't afford a 4690.


Excellent

5 years ago.

Solid CPU. No complaints.


Good

4 years ago.

75% lock to 3,4ghz


Excellent

4 years ago.

This CPU performs very well for it's performance bracket!


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